Xiamaling Data base

Published: 1 March 2024| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/bwndgt89wp.1


This a comprehensive database for the chemistry of the Mesoproterozoic Xiamaling Formation. The contains a summary of published data as well nee elemental analyses as indicated by italics in the data sheet.


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Some of the data listed here has already been published in: Heard, A.W., Wang, Y., Ostrander, C.M., Auro, M., Canfield, D.E., Zhang, S., Wang, H., Wang, X., Nielsen, S.G., 2023. Coupled vanadium and thallium isotope constraints on Mesoproterozoic ocean oxygenation around 1.38-1.39 Ga. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 610, 118127; Wang, X., Zhang, S., Wang, H., Bjerrum, C.J., Hammarlund, E.U., Haxen, E.R., Su, J., Wang, Y., Canfield, D.E., 2017. Oxygen, climate and the chemical evolution of a 1400 million year old tropical marine setting. American Journal of Science 317(8), 861-900; Wang, X., Zhang, S., Ye, Y., Ma, S., Su, J., Wang, H., Canfield, D.E., 2023. Nitrogen cycling during the Mesoproterozoic as informed by the 1400 million year old Xiamaling Formation. Earth-Science Reviews, 104499; Zhang, S., Wang, X., Wang, H., Bjerrum, C.B., Hammarlund, E.U., Haxen, E.R., Wen, H., Ye, Y., Canfield, D.E., 2019. Paleoenvironmental proxies and what the Xiamaling Formation tells us about the mid-Proterozoic ocean. Geobiology. doi.org/10.1111/gbi.12337 The new previously unpublished data is indicated by italics. All of this data was collected using ICP-MS after complete sample digestion using standard protocols as summarized, for example, in the Wang et al AJS paper listed above.


Biologisk Institut Syddansk Universitet, PetroChina Company Limited


Geochemistry, Precambrian Era, Trace Metal, Black Shale, Nitrogen Isotope, Carbon Isotope


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